Eurovision Song Contest 2023 United By Music

It’s the question that many fans have been asking for months. But now we finally have an answer to when tickets for Eurovision 2023 will go on sale: Tuesday 7 March.

Tickets will go live at 12:00 UK local time on the day (i.e. 13:00 Central European Time).

Tickets will only be available to purchase at www.ticketmaster.co.uk regardless of the country you are booking from. You will need a Ticketmaster UK account to purchase tickets, so it is advised that you create an account in advance of Tuesday 7 March.

Eurovision 2023 ticket details

Tickets are priced from £30 to £280 for the rehearsal/preview shows, £90 to £290 for the live semi-final shows, and from £160 to £380 for the live grand final.

You can only buy tickets for one show at a time. For the three live televised shows, customers can purchase a maximum of 4 tickets in one order. For the six preview shows, customers can purchase a maximum of 6 tickets per order.

Around 3,000 tickets will be made available separately for Ukrainian refugees who are now living in the UK. They will have the opportunity to purchase subsidised tickets for the live shows.

The Shows

All shows are listed in local time (BST)

First Semi-Final

Monday 8 & Tuesday 9 May
Evening Preview Show – Monday 8, 20:00 BST
Afternoon Preview Show – Tuesday 9, 13:30 BST
Live TV Show – Tuesday 9, 20:00 BST

Second Semi-Final

Wednesday 10 & Thursday 11 May
Evening Preview Show – Wednesday 10, 20:00 BST
Afternoon Preview Show – Thursday 11, 13:30 BST
Live TV Show – Thursday 11, 20:00 BST

Grand Final

Friday 12 & Saturday 13 May
Evening Preview Show – Friday 12, 20:00 BST
Afternoon Preview Show – Saturday 13, 13:00 BST
Live TV Show – Saturday 13, 20:00 BST

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John
John
11 months ago

Hi, is anyone able to post the link? I can’t find it anywhere on Ticketmaster. Thank you.

FTD
FTD
11 months ago

Anyone else outside of the UK having trouble creating a ticketmaster account? It took me forever to prove that I am not a bot and now I need a UK phone number to complete my registration…

Martin
Martin
11 months ago
Reply to  FTD

I registered yesterday, it was without problems, I think there was the option to choose the country you are from and then write the phone number of your country

Martin
Martin
11 months ago

On Ticketmaster UK – Eurovision Song Contest is not yet listed in the upcoming events. It will be published on Tuesday 7th? Does anybody know?

Alex
Alex
11 months ago

Package 1 – available for the six preview shows only, this package offers access to a backstage VIP lounge 2 hours before the show begins. All food and drink before the show is included and you will watch the show from a top tier seat. Package 1 will be available to purchase from Ticketmaster UK on Tuesday 7th March.

Backstage VIP lounge? What’s that lol

Alex
Alex
11 months ago

Hopefully the high prices will make people not try to buy tickets lol

Who am I fooling? Everyone wants to go to ESC shows regardless of the costs!

OGAE fan packages are extremely expensive (the most expensive ever?) 1,000 pounds for 3 tickets (live shows) cmon? and the seats won’t be like the best (behind green room, not in the sides).

BUT the problem is accommodation. How can BBC EBU and local Liverpool authorities not address this issue? Prices are ridiculously high (i’;d rather go to Thailand than Liverpool to spend over 1k in accom lol)

Ciao Bella
Ciao Bella
11 months ago

I absolutely adore Graham Norton and I’s love to see this guy live on the Eurovision stage, but these prices are ridiculous. It looks like the promised “Brexit money tree” is a deciduous one. BBC and the government shouldn’t be that greedy.

Ciao Bella
Ciao Bella
11 months ago
Reply to  Ciao Bella

I’d love to*

Alex
Alex
11 months ago
Reply to  Ciao Bella

Brexit was a scam, we’ve known that since 2016 but that’s a different story.

It’s sad that these prices will prevent many casual fans to attend the shows. At least the rehearsals should’ve been much cheaper.

Jimmy
Jimmy
11 months ago

Amongst the list of banned items this year is all types of masks, presumably including purple ones.

Purple Mask, you’ll have to go Purple Maskless !

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
11 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy

Ahaha, yeah. Seriously though, after the tragedy of Manchester Arena a few years ago, I completely understand the security concerns that justify the regs. Purple Maskless is preferred to the possible alternative , obviously.

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
11 months ago

Can someone tell me whats going on with the accommodation prices in Liverpool. Nothing has been said since Liverpoool was announced as hosts and prices shot up and Liverpool Council were going to look at alternative lower price options. Also i was hoping to travel by train and now it looks like they could pull a strike on the eve of the Grand Final!! Any suggestions anyone if im lucky enough to get a ticket?

Alex
Alex
11 months ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

I’d try to avoid trains. Accommodation is CRAZY in Liverpool. That’s what we’re paying when EBU selects a small city and not a bigger one with more options. BBC didn’t want to award the right to host to Glasgow and Manchester because of their mayors (plus independence ref in Scotland). Same for London.

Jesiah
Jesiah
11 months ago

I live in tranmere and my parents also agreed to get me tickets, I’m so excited!

Jonas
Jonas
11 months ago
Reply to  Jesiah

Enjoy!

Jesiah
Jesiah
11 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Ty!

Jesiah
Jesiah
11 months ago

I’m planning on getting tickets for final, I already asked my parents and they agreed, plus I live nearby(Tranmere)

Ellie
Ellie
11 months ago

Hi, I was just wondering if anyone has any idea of the chances of getting a ticket to the jury GF? Thank you

Alex
Alex
11 months ago
Reply to  Ellie

it’s very popular every year. I remember last year it was sold out along with the live show GF. But you should rely on fans reselling their tickets via ticketmaster.

Jason10
Jason10
11 months ago

Does anyone know what the actual prices are. There are wide differences in what is quoted on different news outlets. Some stating the grand final tickets start at £80 and not the £160 quoted here?

Alex
Alex
11 months ago
Reply to  Jason10

£160 the cheapest ticket for grand final LIVE show.

£80 the cheapest ticket for grand final jury show.

Vivian
Vivian
11 months ago

Hmm… I saved up over 1200 euros over the past year, so… I don’t really care how much these things cost. I’m headed straight for the final and only an unfortunate position in the queue can stop me! xD

Jimmy
Jimmy
11 months ago
Reply to  Vivian

Good luck, Vivian!

Alsou's Dancer
11 months ago

The A category tickets in Athens 2006 costed 250 euros.
In Belgrade 2008 for all 9 shows A category the cost was approximately 300 euros.

Jonas
Jonas
11 months ago

Obscene prices. Especially so considering the audience are actually providing a service to the producers. An audience is necessary for atmosphere. Buyers, you are being ripped off to cover production costs. This is not fair. Tickets should be free!

Jonas
Jonas
11 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

It’s no wonder we see the same faces in the audience every year. I’m generalizing about one demographic here, but these prices only suit those with a high disposable income. Public broadcasting should not be like this.

Jofty
Jofty
11 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Who do you mean exactly?

Jonas
Jonas
11 months ago
Reply to  Jofty

People without children, or other heavy fiscal responsibilities.

Alex
Alex
11 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

i can see many fans with kids going to ESC (there are family shows and jury shows you can attend)

Also it looks like people with kids go to extremely expensive events and concerts like Madonna/Beyonce/Taylor Swift plus Olympic Games, football games that are in line with Eurovision prices. PRIORITIES.

Zisk
Zisk
11 months ago

Ahhh the first year I can afford to go and tickets are on sale at a time where I’m busy. I hope my friends can get an extra for me when they try.

TJCat
TJCat
11 months ago

The cost of tickets is an interesting thing, because I live in the UK I have no sense of how the exchange rate impacts visitors from Europe for hotel and contest tickets but I imagine the UK is comparatively expensive. If we compare to other ticket prices in the UK, I have just seen a West End show where the average ticket was £200. I’ve booked to see an arena show and the tickets are £120. I’m also seeing a musical in a regional theatre where the ticket is £80. The ABBA experience for a mid week ticket cheapest price… Read more »

NebulaMoon
NebulaMoon
11 months ago
Reply to  TJCat

I just had a look at prices for comparable events at that arena, and tickets starting at £160 for the live final is a total rip-off. The cheapest tickets for Elton John, the Pet Shop Boys and Andre Rieu (all happening this year) are £50-£60. That is for nosebleed seats, but still, I don’t see how they can justify charging three times as much as that for, presumably, the same seats for Eurovision.

Alex
Alex
11 months ago
Reply to  NebulaMoon

I agree, 160 pounds for the cheapest ticket is a rip-off. I bet the view won’t be great

Alex
Alex
11 months ago
Reply to  TJCat

a bigger venue would provide more variety in prices. O2 arena for example has different sections that the prices would’ve been lower than the Liverpool prices.

Alsou's Dancer
11 months ago

Where can I find the seating plan?

Alex
Alex
11 months ago
Reply to  Alsou's Dancer

they did not release a seating plan, you need to wait until Tuesday

Dave
Dave
11 months ago

I found a few Ukrainian friends because if your friends are you more likely to get a free ticket the shameful way the government BBC the EBU giving free tickets and the rest of us have got pay

AndersP
AndersP
11 months ago
Reply to  Dave

Yes. If you haven’t been forced to flea your home, leave behind family, friends, communities, careers, all thanks to the threat of missiles being dropped on you indiscriminately with no knowing when you may be able to return home and whether you will have much of a home to return to, then yes, you should have to pay for your tickets.

Dave
Dave
11 months ago
Reply to  AndersP

It’s not my fault this happened who cares everyone should pay for the tickets

Pat
Pat
11 months ago
Reply to  Dave

You must be a joy during the holidays…

Jinbeizaki
Jinbeizaki
11 months ago
Reply to  Dave

You know instead of blaming Ukrainians for being forced to flee their countries for their safety, you could have something called E M P A T H Y.

Also every year, there are some free booked tickets for the ones working at the broadcaster, friends of local politicians, etc. So yeah go against those free tickets if you want instead of going against those given to people who lost everything.

Alex
Alex
11 months ago
Reply to  Dave

they did not give away free tickets, you liar. Also, the spread 3k tickets to ALL 9 shows including rehearsals.

Filler
Filler
11 months ago

They are taking the pi ss with those ticket prices! This is prices for a 3 days festival and accommodation unacceptable

Paul
Paul
11 months ago
Reply to  Filler

they’re pretty much the same as every other year….

Alex
Alex
11 months ago
Reply to  Paul

it’s getting worse every year. Turin was cheaper.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
11 months ago

So much for inclusivity with these extreme ticket prices. The highest ticket price for a rehearsal show compared to last year is literally more than a €100.

They’ve waited this long to release ticket details and then we can’t even see how much you have to pay for which kind of location in the arena?

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
11 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

And ticketmaster is a… choice. Considering their reputation.

Alex
Alex
11 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Expect paying 5-6 different fees on ticketmaster.